Operations MBA Internship

Palo Alto, CA

CZI is dedicated to advancing human potential and promoting equal opportunity. In December 2015, Dr. Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg launched the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative with the mission of investing in personalized learning, curing disease and building strong communities. You will play a key role in developing and implementing projects across the organization as we grow. In this role, you can expect a breadth of experience in project management to help an organization grow. These projects may range from areas like finance and HR to supporting broader projects to drive consistency and efficiency across the organization. Our ideal candidate has a background in analytics or finance and has established processes and policies in a complex and high-growth organization. CZI is a start up and we expect every member of the team to pitch in and help us figure out the right solutions as we grow.


    • Perform a range of quantitative and qualitative analyses
    • Distill complex problems into clear, logical recommendations substantiated by independent research and analysis
    • Support and manage projects with strong attention to detail and close collaboration with partners across teams
    • Partner with Operations team to improve systems & processes that create leverage for our lean team to execute efficiently as we scale


    • MBA in progress
    • 3+ years experience in an analytical or project management role, and/or experience in management consulting, operations and/or finance within a start up environment
    • Proven experience at managing complex projects in a detail-oriented and collaborative way
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent attention to detail and follow-through
    • Proven ability to work independently and demonstrated judgement to know when to ask for help
    • Able to work in a collaborative, team-oriented environment; no egos
    • Comfort with ambiguity in a rapidly changing environment
    • Technologically proficient, particularly with Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel

About the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative was launched by Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Dr. Priscilla Chan, a pediatrician and founder of the Primary School. CZI seeks to advance human potential and promote equal opportunity. Initially, focus areas will include personalized learning, curing disease, and building strong communities. We will make long-term investments over 25, 50 or even 100 years because our greatest challenges require time to solve. To learn more, visit our Facebook page.